Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars
Molly has a strange life. Her mama collects herbs at dawn and makes potions, her father and brothers have gone away, and her house feels like a gypsy caravan. Molly doesn't want to know anything about herbs and potions. She wishes she could be more like her best friend, Ellen, who has a normal family and a normal house. But she is also secretly interested in Pim, who is inquisitive and odd and a little bit frightening. When Molly's mama makes a potion that has a wild and shocking effect, Molly and Pim look for a way to make things right, and Molly discovers the magic and value of her own unusual life. Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars is a delightful story about friendship and acceptance and learning to see the wonder in the world.
'Molly and Pim is wild, whimsical and wonderful. It makes you fall in love with the world and everyone in it.' Sally Rippin 'Open-hearted and magical-an utter delight.' Rebecca Stead 'A beautiful magical story, full of surprises and brimming with wisdom.' Karen Foxlee 'Martine Murray's writing is majestical and sophisticated...this book has a sense of wonder about it.' Books Publishing 'Here is a middle-grade novel that sees beauty and magic in the environment around us, and celebrates seeds of friendship which grow deep roots. I loved this charming and whimsical novel, and young readers will too!' Alpha Reader 'Murray gives the reader a truly delightful tale and adorns her text with charming illustrations...A magical read.' BookMooch 'Sensory and lyrical, with awe-inspiring imagery.' Boomerang Books 'A sweet and heart-warming story, perfect for children and adults too.' Bookish Manicurist 'Sensitive and wonderfully eccentric...This is a beautiful, hopeful book.' Readings 'There is a lyrical quality to this narrative, a cadence - soft and whimsical. Martine Murray's Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars brings a sense of magic and wonder and is beautifully written.' ReadPlus 'This novel is The Loveliest. Sweet and splendid and magical, while still being of-this-world.' Steph Bowe 'A novel for young readers about difference, connections, magic, life and the forces of nature...Beautifully written.' Stuff NZ 'A wonderful tale about friendship that brings whimsy and enchantment into everyday life.' Readings, Best Middle Fiction Books of 2015 'Wise, whimsical and woven through with magic, it's a story of friendship, home-brewed spells and the courage it takes to be yourself.' Age/Sydney Morning Herald
Martine Murray writes and illustrates picture books, middle-grade fiction and young adult fiction, including The Slightly True Story of Cedar B Hartley, The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B Hartley and How to Make a Bird.
Her books have been published internationally and translated into seventeen languages. She was born in Melbourne and currently lives in Castlemaine in Victoria.